part I of our amsterdam photos can be seen HERE. a highlight of the trip for us was renting bikes one afternoon and biking along all the little cobblestone streets and canals. it’s great how biking is such a big part of their every day lifestyle in amsterdam. we saw so many awesome bikes with big buckets in either the front or back filled with children or groceries or furniture or anything they could carry! it was like a bike, minivan, and truck all in one and we have got to figure out a way to make that a thing over here in the US. right?! especially in urban areas or smaller towns. i think i’m adding a biking trip somewhere in the US to my bucket list now. ;) who is with me? (ps. the bike rental company did not have any helmets. in fact, i don’t really recall ever seeing a helmet on a cyclist over there. it’s amazing how different one culture can be to the next.)
and i added this in again from the last amsterdam post but for those curious: my red coat was a vintage find. josh’s coat is from barbour and he found his boots on sale here. eleanor’s coat and purple hat are from crewcuts. samson’s coat is mini rodini and his hat is a vintage one that used to be josh’s until it shrunk (oops. sorry, josh!) my hat is an old one from h&m and my shoes are jean-michel cazabats which you can find here. my bag is an ONA camera bag.
and these photos were taken with the Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR, which we use for both full HD video and stills.
^^^this teeny back alley was probably the most magical back alley i’ve ever seen. with lights strung and music playing… picture perfect, really.^^^
^^^the apple pie at winkel’s was pretty amazing. josh said it was the best apple pie he ever ate even though he only ate one bite because i devoured his right after i ate mine. :/^^^
^^^the flower market was full of beautiful bulbs.^^^
^^^my favorite little girl and favorite little boy in the whole wide world. ;)^^^
^^^and the french toast at The Lobby restaurant at Hotel V was crazy delicious, too.^^^
^^^this place by night. none of my night photos are doing it any justice but, incredible.^^^